It may sound unbelievable but interviews for accounts receivable clerk position are actually easy to ace. But you will need to look at them in a different light than you usually do. When you are called in for an interview, you have made it obvious to the hiring manager that you have it in you to be what he wants you to be. And that is the only reason you are being called in for an interview.
Preparation for an interview begins with the resume and cover letter. Ridiculous? Not one bit! If you write your resume truthfully, you will be able to elaborate on the information provided in it during the interview. If nothing is exaggerated in the resume or the cover letter, you have nothing to worry about at the interview. However, if you were in a “show off” mode when you wrote your resume, you might have a little trouble at the interview time.
So begin right by ensuring that your initial documents (cover letter and resume) are written honestly and you will have little to worry about at the interview. What questions will be asked, depend on what level you are being interviewed by. If it is an entry level position that you are being interviewed for, you may not be asked difficult questions – but if it is a position that requires experience, you will definitely be grilled.
At an interview for an accounts receivable clerk position, you may be asked some or all of the questions below:
What makes you feel that you are a good contender for an accounts receivable clerk position?
I am a detail-oriented and exceptionally organized individual who has had 6 years of accounts receivable experience. Working with numbers comes naturally to me and I am quite eloquent when it comes to making complex calculations. Additionally, I am deeply familiar with bookkeeping procedures and payroll functions, which make me an excellent choice to work at this position.
Why is it so important to be technically savvy at this position?
Every accounting procedure is not computerized. It is important to be technically savvy so that you can keep up with the times. And also because being technically savvy means that you can complete your work in half the time that it will take you to do it manually.
What do you classify as “day to day financial transactions”?
Verifying, classifying, computing, recording and posting accounts receivable data in pre-designated accounting software is considered day to day financial transactions.
Do you have a particular strategy that you use to acquire payments from delinquent accounts?
Strategies need to be created according to each individual situation. I handle most situations by following up diligently and sending reminders. If neither works, I begin paperwork for the authorities’ intervention.
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